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by Brent Deines
September 10th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Rotary tool too big
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Rotary tool too big

What you need is a 1/16" collet, or if you haven't used that drill yet you might consider one of Delta Kits new drills that include the correct collet, and have the advantage of being smaller, lighter, and charge by USB so they can be plugged into any 12V phone charger. Both the collet and drill can...
by Brent Deines
September 7th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Windshield Replacement
Topic: Auto Glass Technician Olympics
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Auto Glass Technician Olympics

Congratulations to all of the winners in this year's Windshield Repair, Auto Glass Technician, Customer Service, and Calibration competitions at Auto Glass Week! A list of the winners and additional information can be found here: https://www.glassbytes.com/2019/09/auto-glass-week-competition-winners...
by Brent Deines
September 7th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Windshield Repair Olympics
Replies: 96
Views: 21956

Re: Windshield Repair Olympics

Congratulations to all of the winners in this year's Windshield Repair, Auto Glass Technician, Customer Service, and Calibration competitions at Auto Glass Week! A list of the winners and additional information can be found here: https://www.glassbytes.com/2019/09/auto-glass-week-competition-winners...
by Brent Deines
August 30th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: pit cloudy
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: pit cloudy

It may be just the photo but it definitely looks whiter or cloudier than it should if you have already applied the pit polish. What it really looks like to me is that the pit filler did not adhere properly, such as when applied to a windshield that has been coated with Rain-X. When that happens the ...
by Brent Deines
August 30th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: resin leaking under seal
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: resin leaking under seal

Are you tightening the injector first, and then adjusting the pressure with the rear screw as per the instructions? Does screwing it in just a little more solve the problem without creating additional problems? It looks fine. The most important thing is that you can see the same amount of the seal o...
by Brent Deines
August 29th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Curing under pressure

Jtmac, You do bring up great point about cracks that are below the surface, and I agree that if the crack is only on the inside surface of the outer layer of glass flexing from the outside would be the way to open it up. I should have clarified that I was talking about surface cracks, which are the ...
by Brent Deines
August 29th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Drystar

Gotcha. Sorry for assuming you meant several minutes at one time...my bad. I do leave the tool in one place directly over the impact point and touching the glass for 20 seconds, or until I see the water bubble and then stop bubbling, which indicates it is gone, but never more than 20 seconds at a ti...
by Brent Deines
August 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled

I didn't see any photos and I don't know anything about that resin but most resins are anaerobic, meaning they do not cure in the presence of air, and also require UV to cure properly. Did you cover the damage to remove all air from the adhesive and allow it to cure in the sunlight the next morning?
by Brent Deines
August 28th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Curing under pressure

I think the argument for curing under pressure claims that the resin shrinks when cured and it will eventually pull away from the break and the PVB if cured without pressure. Some air can also be reintroduced into the break when removing the injector before curing. These are not my words and may no...
by Brent Deines
August 28th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Windshield Replacement
Topic: RV glass supplier?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: RV glass supplier?

Best of the best in my opinion: https://coachglass.com/